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Designing successful peer assessment assignments


May 22

1:00 - 3:30pm


While the learning benefits of peer assessment (PA) have been well established, successful PA experiences hinge on the careful design of the PA activities students are asked to engage in. In this workshop, we address the principles that support sound design of PA activities. 


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Mandatory orientation for new McGill supervisors


May 23

1:00 - 3:00pm


The Mandatory Orientation session will provide you with an overview of the policy framework for supervision at McGill, best practices in graduate supervision, and key resources.

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Photo credit: Victor Tangermann


Strategies to support active and collaborative learning


May 24
2:00 - 4:00pm


In this workshop we will explore strategies to enhance student engagement, promote dialogue, and encourage deep learning. During the workshop, you will experience a range of new strategies through demonstrations and peer sharing, and develop a plan to incorporate selected strategies into your courses.


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McGill Library summer workshops


Various dates


The Library is offering workshops throughout the summer months on topics including Zotero, EndNote and Rayyan for Systematic Reviews. 


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Public art at McGill


Wednesday afternoons


Take advantage of the summer weather by joining a tour of art on the McGill campus. Tours leave from the McGill Welcome Centre and are led by members of the Visual Arts Collection team. Reservations are not required

More information →



Events for your students



Tea 4 QT - Community dinner and art-making workshop


May 17

4:00 - 7:00pm


In honour of International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia, SEDE invites LGBT2SQIA+ folks (queer and questioning!) to a Cafe Collab-style community dinner and art-making workshop. Please note: This is a closed event for LGBT2SQIA+ people. 


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The road less travelled: Unique careers for neuroscientists


May 24

5:30 - 8:00pm


Students will discover diverse career paths available to them after their neuroscience graduate studies or postdoctoral experience! The session will feature a panel discussion featuring 5 inspiring speakers, followed by networking. Food will be provided. 


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Graphos 3-day writing retreat

June 6-8


Please encourage your students to join a community of focused writers for three days. Spaces fill up quickly, so students should sign up as soon as possible.


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Resources and announcements



Office 365 spring photo contest

Submit before June 11

Do you have great shots of McGill campus-life? We’re looking for new photos to feature on the Office 365 portal login page. Submit your photos via the Yammer group: Office 365 Portal Photo Contest – Spring 2018.



2018 SALTISE conference

Free registration ends May 18!

Conference: May 31
Supporting Active Learning & Technological Innovation in Studies of Education (SALTISE) is proud to announce this year’s conference theme: Disruptive Innovations: Changing Educational Landscapes. McGill is hosting the conference. 



myCourses tip: Add your photo to myCourses

You can add your photo to your myCourses profile. Your photo can lend a personal touch when you participate in online discussions with your students. Encourage your students to add their photos, as well.



Course evaluation results for Winter 2018

Course Evaluation results for the Winter semester are available in Mercury after grades are submitted and processed. Guidelines for Interpretation are available, including a comments analysis sheet and sample tables for reporting results.


Interpreting multiple choice question (MCQ) exam results

If you give students MCQ final exams, you’ll be receiving a “Test Item Statistics Report” from the Exam Office along with the exam results. Read this blog post to learn how to interpret the report